Caring Community presents programs that help our members address individual and family challenges and opportunities. These include but are not limited to issues that relate to caring for others, caring for ourselves, healthy lifestyles, mid-life transitions, caring for aging parents and other family members, issues of interest to grandparents, and the challenges of growing older.
Tai Chi with TBE Congregant Vic Dietz
Tuesdays, September 23 - December 16 (except November 11) 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Vic Dietz will again be offering a Tai Chi class for the fall semester. He will explore the Tai Chi form, an excellent meditative discipline that also helps to enhance physical as well as mental balance. The class will include breathing and Qi Gong exercises to promote the cultivation of energy. No prior experience is necessary. A complimentary DVD will be provided to make it easier to practice at home. Please wear comfortable clothing and flat shoes to ensure ease of movement. New participants are invited to try the class in the first two weeks. No need to RSVP. For more information contact Vic Dietz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Conversation Project*
*This program previously scheduled for November 9, 2014 has been postponed. Check back soon for the new date.
Caring Community, in collaboration with The Conversation Project, is sponsoring a discussion about how to talk with your family about end-of-life issues. Contact Fran Tidor, (781) 235-8730 with questions.
Support Group for Members Who Are Separated or Going Through Divorce
We know that divorce or separation can be a painful time, a loss that we often suffer alone, without the opportunities for friends and the community to recognize our pain and offer support. Our Caring Community is planning to offer a support group for those who are separated or going through divorce. If you are interested in participating, please contact Cantor Sufrin, (781) 235-8419 x202.
Two programs on Dementia Sponsored by TBE and Hebrew Senior Life
November 20, 4:30-6:30 pm
A Framework for Ethical Decision Making in Advanced Dementia with Susan Mitchell, M.D. and Senior Scientist, Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew Senior Life
Dr. Mitchell will share her groundbreaking work on decision making for patients with Advanced Dementia and the outcomes of interventions such as feeding tubes, resuscitation and administration of antibiotics. This program is directed to physicians and other professionals in health care. RSVP to Rachel Maillet, (781) 235-8419 x204. View the flyer.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Normal Aging or Dementia: Understanding the Difference with Ruth Kandel, M.D. and Staff Geriatrician, Hebrew Senior Life
Dr. Kandel will guide us to a more sophisticated understanding of the disease that affects memory and behavior with special focus on Alzheimer’s Disease. She will share both her research and her clinical work at HSL helping patients and families to deal with this progressive illness. This program is designed for the entire congregation and open to the community.
Ilissa Povich, (781) 431-2239